Bruce Trail Evening with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

March 11, 2017 from 06:00 PM until 09:00 PM
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place), 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

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Enjoy a uniquely beautiful performance of Sibelius's Seventh Symphony with stunning visuals of the Bruce Trail set to live music.

  • BTC Members receive 25% of B-level tickets for this event*
  • Silent Auction: a selection of quality items including artwork, boat excursion, artisan crafts, and HPO & BTC packages (scroll down for a peek at the items)
  • Live orchestral works also by Part, Bartok & Lau
  • Special Pre-Concert talk at 6:30 pm with HPO & BTC speakers


Doors open at 6:00 pm
Pre-Concert talk at 6:30 pm
Concert begins 7:30 pm

Please contact HPO Box Office for tickets:

Phone 905-526-7756


Online at


*PROMO CODE: btrail50

Discount applies to B-level seats. See seating map >>


Many thanks to the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra for partering with the BTC in this unique event in celebration of the 2017 50th Anniversary of the official opening of the Bruce Trail.

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Silent Auction
Don't miss bidding on these unique items at the event!
Proceeds to the Bruce Trail Conservancy

Sailboat Cruise for 6 on the Bay with Wine & Cheese at the Dock
This one-of-a-kind cruise includes a two-hour sail for six on a fabulous 47-foot Swan sailboat called Sassafrass. You can try your hand at sailing, or let them sail you around the harbor. Wine and cheese after provided by Meyer/Pugliese of Wickham Investments and Mickey McGuire's Cheese Shop. Great for family or clients!
Donated by: Diane & Colin Brown; Meyer / Pugliese of Wickham Investments; Mickey McGuire's Cheese Shop
Value: $900.00

Original Painting of the Bruce Trail
Take the Bruce Trail home with you! This 18" x 24" acrylic painting was created especially for this event by popular Oakville artist, Anna Kutischeva, who has shown at events at the Art Gallery of Burlington and the Buckthorn Fine Art Festival. She has also won awards from the Society of Canadian Artists.
Donated by: Anna Kutischeva
Value: $600.00

Deluxe HPO Concert Package
Even More Music! The HPO has generously donated a pair of 3-concert subscriptions for the amazing 2017-2018 HPO season. Grab a friend or family member and come out and soothe your soul!
Donated by: HPO
Value: $444.00

Adventure Travel Package from Adventure Attic
Adventure Attic is making travel easy for you! You get a rugged 35 L North Face "Overhead" Carry-on (airline approved) with custom wheels and retractable handle, plus a brass mini lock, an Undercover Deluxe Money Belt and a Moleskin Travel Box which includes a journal, luggage tags and a memento keeper.
Donated by: Adventure Attic
Value: $300.00

Cozy Outdoor Attire by Baffin
In this package, Baffin is providing a hooded full-zipper fleece sweater, Baffin Kootenay waterproof speed-lace winter boots rated from 5C to -50C and toasty Baffin Trekker 74% Merino wool socks.
Donated by Baffin Footwear & Apparel
Value: $255.00

Designer Bird Feeder and 5lbs No Mess Seeds from Wild Birds Unlimited 
Spruce up your backyard with this beautiful copper-roofed hexagonal bird feeder and "No Mess" bird seed from David Wood at Wild Birds Unlimited. It's constructed of plastic so it won't rot or fade, you never have to paint it and you'll get all sorts of avian visitors dropping by!
Donated by: David Wood at Wild Birds Unlimited, Burlington
Value: $230.00

Alpaca Poncho Hike Package: Poncho, carved walking stick & book
Get ready to hike the Trail with this hand-made alpaca hooded poncho sent from Ecuador, a hand carved "O Canada" hiking stick by BTC carver Don McIlraith and a book on the rare ancient cedar trees found along the Niagara Escarpment.
Donated by: Isabelle Sheardown (Ecuador); Don McIlraith; Jan Graves
Value: $230.00

Deluxe BTC Membership Package 
This basket includes a 1-year BTC membership (family or individual), a BTC stainless steel water bottle, a BTC hat, a BTC license plate frame, two hand-carved "O Canada" hiking sticks, a Halton Hikes book and more!
Donated by: Don McIlraith, Jan Graves and the BTC
Value: $225.00


Bidding starts before the concert and auction closes at the end of intermission, March 11, 2017.


Special thanks to our Silent Auction Donors:

Adventure Attic
Anna Kutischeva
Baffin Footwear & Apparel
Diane and Colin Brown
Don McIlraith
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
Isabelle Sheardown
Jan Graves
Meyer/Pugliese of Wickham Investments
Mickey McGuire's Cheese Shop (Dundas)
Wild Birds Unlimited (Burlington)



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